15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Eugene
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
10
Odell
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: London

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, walk around Mercer Slough Nature Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, and finally explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle journey planner.

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Seattle. October in Seattle sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 9th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then admire all the interesting features of Astoria Column. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park and then kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Astoria trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Seattle to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Manzanita Beach
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 11th (Fri), trek along Forest Park, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and finally steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Portland online journey maker .

Traveling by car from Astoria to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Portland, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Eugene.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Trails Historic Sites

Side Trip

Columbia River Highway
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Forest Park ©
Forest Park
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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Eugene

Eugene ©
Eugene is a city of the Pacific Northwest located in the U.S. On the 12th (Sat), trek along Dorris Ranch, identify plant and animal life at Cascades Raptor Center, and then trek along Mt Pisgah.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Eugene trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Portland to Eugene in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Eugene can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Eugene

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Dorris Ranch
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Cascades Raptor Center ©
Cascades Raptor Center
Dorris Ranch ©
Dorris Ranch
Mt Pisgah ©
Mt Pisgah

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
On the 13th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park holiday builder app .

Traveling by car from Eugene to Crater Lake National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Crater Lake National Park are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Nature Parks
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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 14th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Yosemite Village. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at North Dome.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip builder site .

Getting from Crater Lake National Park to Yosemite National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 7 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in October; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 22°C and lows reach -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
North Dome ©
North Dome

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and then kick back and relax at China Beach. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Twin Peaks, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and finally explore and take pictures at Jack London State Historic Park.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Helena trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to St. Helena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in St. Helena: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Jack London State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Jack London State Historic Park ©
Jack London State Historic Park
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 19th (Sat), kick back and relax at Pope Beach, admire the majestic nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, and then stroll through Lakeside Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe trip builder tool .

You can drive from St. Helena to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Helena in October, expect South Lake Tahoe to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Odell.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach

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Odell

Odell ©
Odell is a village in Livingston County, Illinois, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): make a trip to Standard Oil Gas Station.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Odell trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from South Lake Tahoe to Odell. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in October since evenings lows in Odell dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Standard Oil Gas Station ©
Standard Oil Gas Station

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